71 Most Startling Procrastination Quotes

(Last Updated On: April 18, 2017)

No pun intended on article title.

Do you always have unfinished tasks at hand? No matter what you do, procrastination seem like an invulnerable foe… Sometimes, we don’t feel like doing things.

Our procrastination is fueled by lack of interest or just laziness, to name a few. We then find excuses not to do the work and the crisis begins. Is this scenario seems familiar?

You tend to regret the some outcome of your actions because you’ve procrastinated and then some other next time, you’ll do it, not once but over and over again… We people are funny right?

Some people even have a task checklist. They know what to do and the next steps to do after it. But they are off doing something else – may it be checking social media, or watching cute cat videos.

Don’t worry! Even the most popular and successful people are no stranger to procrastination. With the help of their brilliant minds, they’ve got something to say about it.

Below, you’ll see the best procrastination quotes. Some quotes are smart and motivational, but some are pure genius and are just really funny.

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Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.Don Marquis

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Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.Christopher Parker

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Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.Victor Kiam

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There’s nothing wrong with procrastination. Or is there? I’ll leave it to you to decide, but only if you have the time. Craig Brown

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Procrastination is the thief of time.Edward Young

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Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.Mason Cooley

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Procrastination is your body telling you you need to back off a bit and think more about what you are doing.James Altucher

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I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.Denzel Washington

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A good procrastination should feel like you’re inserting lots and lots of commas into the sentence of your life.Ze Frank

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When you find yourself on the Internet when you’re supposed to be writing, you’ve already lost. It’s even beyond procrastination when you end up on the Internet.Noah Baumbach

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My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that’s procrastination.Ron Cooper

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Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.Benjamin Franklin

13. 

Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will–tomorrow.Gloria Pitzer

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My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, ‘Just wait.Judy Tenuta

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Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.Israelmore Ayivor

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Someday is not a day of the week.Janet Dailey

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I’m a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating.Ella Varner

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It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.Leonardo da Vinci

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If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.Rita Mae Brown

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A year from now you may wish you had started today.Karen Lamb

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Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.Ellen DeGeneres

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You may delay, but time will not.Benjamin Franklin

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Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.Pablo Picasso

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Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.Marthe Troly-Curtin

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One of these days I’m going to get help for my procrastination problem.Anonymous

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One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.Anonymous

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Hard work pays off later. Laziness pays off now. I’ve always been one for being in the moment.Anonymous

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Procrastination always gives you something to look forward to.Joan Konner

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Procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot fun until you get the bill.Christopher Parker

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I like work. It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.Anonymous

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After all is said and done, more is said than done. Anonymous

32. 

The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored, because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing.Anonymous

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Warning: dates on this calendar are closer than they appear.Anonymous

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Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.Spanish Proverb

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If something’s hard to do, then what’s the point?!Homer Simpson

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A task left undone remains undone in two places — at the actual location of the task, and inside your head. Incomplete tasks in your head consume the energy of your attention as they gnaw at your conscience.Brahma Kumaris

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You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.Author Unknown

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I do my work at the same time each day — the last minute.Author Unknown

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Doing, doing.. getting done… Ha, maybe later, now’s for fun.Terri Guillemets

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Procrastination isn’t the problem, it’s the solution. So procrastinate now, don’t put it off.Ellen DeGeneres

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Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.Napoleon Hill

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What may be done at any time will be done at no time.Scottish Proverb

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You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.Bill Watterson

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.Abraham Lincoln

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In delay there lies no plenty.William Shakespeare

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Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.Michael Landon

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I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.Unknown

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If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.Olin Miller

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It is not really work if you are having fun.Pierre Omidyar

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You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.Dale Carnegie

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Think of many things; do one.Portuguese proverb

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The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.Stephen King

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I am a person who works well under pressure. In fact, I work so well under pressure that at times, I will procrastinate in order to create this pressure.Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption – it corrupts valuable time.Amit Abraham

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Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.Kim Lyons

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Time wasted is existence; used is life.Edward Young

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When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.William James

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Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!Unknown

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Be not afraid of going slow, be afraid of standing still.Japanese Proverb

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Perfectionism is often an excuse for procrastination.Paul Graham

62. 

Hoping gets you nothing in life. If you want more in life, it is your job to earn it.Robert Kiyosaki

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During a very busy life I have often been asked, “How did you manage to do it all?” The answer is very simple. It is because I did everything promptly.Richard Tangue

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How soon not now, becomes never.Martin Luther

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If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.Ivan Turgenev

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Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.Haile Selassie

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There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.David Lloyd George

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We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.Seneca

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The trouble is, you think you have time.Buddha

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When there’s a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.Anonymous

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The worst form of procrastination is reading a procrastination quote, feeling the guilt and not doing anything about it.Unknown

There you have it. I hope you’ve been entertained and motivated by these quotes about procrastination. It’s time to learn from them. Not later, but now!


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